Ken Rylander,
Heather Costas (MSPT, CIMT,
Clinical Director Physical Therapy Team Rehabilitation​),
Meld Solutions

Most of our skeletal systems are symmetrical, and correspondingly, so are many cycling components such as bike frames, handlebars, cranks and saddles. But every now and then, one of us has an asymmetry that doesn’t fit…


One of our most frequently asked questions is about asymmetry, so we thought we’ll cover the key parts in this post (p.s.: everyone has some degree of asymmetry).

Imprint asymmetry

The imprints we’ve seen usually include two types of asymmetry: sideways twist, and left/right depth difference.

Picture A shows a cyclist’s imprint…


We use custom foam blocks to capture each rider’s pressure map. Our foam has high resolution and can capture details such as chamois location with respect to the sitbones. …


Not many people talk about well-used saddles and their repair. So we thought we’ll do that. Here’s a brief study of one of our saddles made in mid 2017 and its repair.

Photo A: For saddles that have been in use for a while, the cover may turn shiny from…


“What’s the problem you’re trying to solve?”

Our saddles are designed such that when sitting upright, the rider’s sitbones should be located around the widest part of the saddle. We call this the anchor location. …


Over the past few years, we have been keeping track of a particular health issue experienced by roughly 1–2% of cyclists. It appears to be pretty severe for those affected, with the more troubling part being that for roughly half of these folks, they were not aware of the problem…


As we end another year making anatomy-customized saddles, we pause, examine the past year, and think about what comes next.

0. Appreciation

As before, we begin by thanking everyone who used our saddles in the past year. …


Every now and then, someone comes up to us and tells us exactly what he wants as the shape of his custom saddle. His expectations of what the overall process should be is different from Meld’s automated way of generating saddle models based primarily on the anatomy. After encountering a…


After observing how some riders approach saddle installation and usage, we thought we’ll put together a short article outlining a few basic considerations when determining saddle fit. …


As we end another year working on making anatomy-customized saddles, we take a moment to reflect on what we think about most during the past year. We hope this article is informative and perhaps shed some light on the directions we take and choices we make. …

Meld Solutions

We create comfortable, performance saddles based on your anatomy and inputs, at meld3d.com.

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